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Nine patrol vehicles flagged off in Tirupur

STEPPING UP VIGIL: District Collector Neeraj Mittal (third right) flagging off the patrol vehicles for crime prevention in Tirupur on Saturday. Photo: M. Balaji  

Staff Reporter

Fifty women constables inducted for traffic regulation duties

Tirupur: In an effort to step up crime prevention measures and regulate traffic in the hosiery town of Tirupur, nine patrol vehicles were flagged off.

Dignitaries

The District Collector, Neeraj Mittal, Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Coimbatore Range, M.N. Manjunatha, Superintendent of Police, Coimbatore Rural District, A.T. Duraikumar, President of the Tirupur Exporters Association, A. Sakthivel, Municipal Chairman, K. Selvaraj and Tirupur MLA, C. Govindasamy took part in the function.

Mr. Duraikumar told The Hindu that through various preventive measures such as stepped up vigil and enhanced visible policing, the crime rate had been considerably brought down in the hosiery town of Tirupur.

To supplement these efforts, nine patrol vehicles with three personnel each were introduced for round-the-clock patrolling of the roads in the hosiery town.

Constraints

To overcome the human resource constraints, the Inspector-General of Police, West Zone, K. Rajendran, had already provided 100 additional personnel drafted from various districts in the zone.

Exporters

The exporters in Tirupur have provided 40 private security guards for supplementing the efforts of the police in night patrolling.

Fifty women police constables had been inducted for regulating the traffic at congested points where traffic was heavy, Mr. Duraikumar said.